SAAPHI WEBINAR:Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes between African Americans and Whites: Recognizing Cultural Components for Intervention Development

29 Sep

Diabetes-and-obesity

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00-2:30PM (EST)

GUEST SPEAKER TIFFANY L. GARY-WEBB, PhD, MHS

Associate Professor Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb is an an accomplished researcher having co-authored over 90 scientific publications including journal articles, editorials, and book chapters. She is most known for her community-based intervention work which showed that nurse-case manager and community health worker team interventions improved health behaviors, health-related quality of life, and reduced emergency room visits for urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. These studies are among the largest “targeted intervention” studies

in existence conducted exclusively among African Americans and have made a significant contribution to the literature. In fact, her work has been featured as part of several systematic reviews showing best practices for improving quality of diabetes care and in the recent book “Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions to a National Crisis”. This work has led the way for others to replicate and translate to different populations and settings. Dr. Gary-Webb’s most recent work examines the social and environmental determinants of racial disparities in obesity, particularly for African Americans. She examines whether neighborhood SES and the built environment impact weight-related health behaviors and response to weight-loss interventions. Dr. Gary-Webb holds leadership roles in several professional organizations including the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She is a charter member of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), whose mission is to influence healthy weight, freedom from obesity-related
health problems, and high quality of life for African American youth, adults, and elders.

To Participate
Webinar Registration at: http://saaphiscientificwebinar-oct8.eventbrite.com
Contact: saaphiscientific@gmail.com

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